Gem that adds Ruby 2.3's Hash#dig and Array#dig to earlier versions of Ruby
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ColinDKelley Merge pull request #4 from meineerde/fix/exceptions_and_false_values
Raise appropriate exceptions and return false values
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This gem adds Hash#dig and Array#dig from Ruby 2.3+ to earlier versions of Ruby. It is a no-op if you are running Ruby 2.3 or greater.


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'ruby_dig'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install ruby_dig


require 'ruby_dig'

response = {mom: {first: "Marge", last: "Bouvier"},
            dad: {first: "Homer", last: "Simpson"},
            kids: [
                {first: "Bart", last: "Simpson"},
                {first: "Lisa", last: "Simpson"}

response.dig(:kids, 1, :first)
# => "Lisa"


  1. Fork it ( )
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create a new Pull Request